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Left turns will be allowed on flashing yellow arrows in some designated areas

QUESTION:  I have heard that there are yellow flashing left turn arrows in Minnesota. What are they for and what do they mean? Can you write about them?  Thank you. ANSWER:  There have been some changes in certain traffic signals … Continue reading

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Headlights on new vehicles appear to be getting brighter

Ask a Trooper — QUESTION:  I have a concern with the increasingly number of people at night that refuse to dim their high beams to low beam when they have clearly seen that I have dimmed mine. I am a … Continue reading

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Circumstances dictate who is in the right when making a proper turn

Ask a Trooper —  QUESTION: If turning right on a green light and the motorist going in the opposite direction is turning left also with green light but making a U-turn into my lane(s), Who has the right of way?? … Continue reading

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If motorist buys car with whiskey plates, can they be removed?

Ask a Trooper — QUESTION: If I buy a car with whiskey plates would the plates go away, or how does that work? ANSWER: Herbert, If someone buys a vehicle that has the “whiskey plates” on it, yes, they can … Continue reading

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If questions exist about citation, contact officer and agency

Ask a Trooper –– QUESTION:  I was recently pulled over in a 40 mph zone. I was not speeding. It was daytime but with light rain, so I had my lights and wipers on. I came up on a slower-moving … Continue reading

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Deputy registrar can clarify process with transferring car title

Ask a Trooper — QUESTION: My Dad just got a DUI and has to get whiskey plates put on his car, my car and my brother’s car. I am 26 no longer live with him and can get the title … Continue reading

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Tireflys are not legal in Minnesota

Ask a Trooper — QUESTION: Are tireflys legal on a car in North Carolina, red, green, and blue flashing lights? ANSWER: Joel, I don’t know other state’s laws, but they are not legal in Minnesota…. Thanks for asking.  — Sgt. … Continue reading

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Who gets the ticket for a seatbelt violation?

Ask a Trooper — QUESTION: What if I as the driver of a vehicle wear my seatbelt but my passenger refuses to wear his? If a state trooper issues a seatbelt violation, who gets the ticket–the driver or the passenger? … Continue reading

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Passing on the right is against the law with few exceptions

Ask a Trooper — Question:  Every weekday I travel a certain highway to go to work and I end up waiting behind a car that is turning left.  The problem is that I have many people passing me on the … Continue reading

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Motorists asks about legal height of scoop on Corvette

Ask a Trooper — QUESTION: What is the legal height of a scoop on a 1980 Corvette? I have the scoop mounted 3″ above the dash, I am measuring where the windshield meets the dash at the lowest viewing sight … Continue reading

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